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Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz's BE MORE CHILL Musical to be Licensed by R&H TheatricalsJoe Iconis and Joe Tracz's BE MORE CHILL Musical to be Licensed by R&H Theatricals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

BE MORE CHILL - the new musical with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis, book by Joe Tracz, and based on the novel by Ned Vizzini - will be licensed by R&H Theatricals, a division of Rodgers & Hammerstein. (more...)

Ghostlight Records Releases New Single from Alice Ripley Helmed BUBBLE BOYGhostlight Records Releases New Single from Alice Ripley Helmed BUBBLE BOY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Ghostlight Records will release of the Original Cast Recording of Bubble Boy, the new musical based on the 2001 cult classic film of the same name, in both digital and physical formats on Friday, July 28. The show is created by Cinco Paul (music, lyrics and book) and Ken Daurio (book), writers of the international hit animated films The Secret Life of Pets, Horton Hears a Who!, The Lorax, and Despicable Me 1, 2 & 3. Bubble Boy is the second major project for Daurio and Paul this summer, with their new film Despicable Me 3 currently in cinemas nationwide. Starting today, Friday, July 14, customers that pre-order the album via Apple Music will immediately receive the second single 'Falling for the Boy.' A new music video is available here. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kokandy Productions' LITTLE FISH at Theater WitPhoto Flash: First Look at Kokandy Productions' LITTLE FISH at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Kokandy Productions presents the Chicago premiere of Michael John LaChiusa's LITTLE FISH, directed by Producing Artistic Director Allison Hendrix with music direction by Kory Danielson and choreography by Kasey Alfonso, playing now through August 20, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. The press opening is this Saturday, July 15, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Calling All Composers & Lyricists! BMI's Musical Theatre Workshop Seeking ApplicantsCalling All Composers & Lyricists! BMI's Musical Theatre Workshop Seeking Applicants
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), a global leader in music rights management, has announced that the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop is now accepting applications for its first-year composer and lyricist class through the end of day on Friday, August 4th. (more...)

Pre-Order Jessica Molaskey's PORTRAITS OF JONI Today; Birdland Concert Set for August!Pre-Order Jessica Molaskey's PORTRAITS OF JONI Today; Birdland Concert Set for August!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Ghostlight Records will launch a special new label imprint, Ghostlight Deluxe with the latest release from celebrated actress and singer JESSICA MOLASKEY, Portraits of Joni, which is available for pre-order starting today, Friday, July 7. Customers that pre-order the album via Apple Music will immediately receive the single "Help Me." The album will be released in physical and digital formats on Friday, July 28.   (more...)

Pre-Order Starts Today for GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Premiere Cast RecordingPre-Order Starts Today for GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Premiere Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Ghostlight Records will release the premiere cast recording of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater - based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series - in digital and physical formats on Friday, July 28. The album is available for pre-order starting today, Friday, July 7. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Announced for DCPA Off-Center's Immersive Staging of LaChiusa's THE WILD PARTYCast, Creatives Announced for DCPA Off-Center's Immersive Staging of LaChiusa's THE WILD PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) has announced the full cast and creative team for Off-Center's next off-site collaboration and first full scale musical production, an immersive 360-degree staging of Michael John LaChiusa's jazz musical The Wild Party at Stanley Marketplace. (more...)

Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole to Sign Copies of WAR PAINT Album at Barnes & NoblePatti LuPone and Christine Ebersole to Sign Copies of WAR PAINT Album at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Ghostlight Records will celebrate the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical WAR PAINT - starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - with a special in-store event at Barnes & Noble on Friday, July 14 at 2:30 PM.  (more...)

BWW Review: La BSMT porta Broadway in Bolognina con ASSASSINS e BERNARDA ALBABWW Review: La BSMT porta Broadway in Bolognina con ASSASSINS e BERNARDA ALBA
by Valeria Venturelli - Jul 5, 2017

Per il quinto anno consecutivo, la Bernstein School of Musical Theatre scalda l'estate bolognese portando in scena cinque musical nell'ambito del Summer Musical Festival. Dopo gli appuntamenti in due dei teatri piu importanti della citta ("All Shook Up" al Teatro Il Celebrazioni e "Crazy For You" al Teatro Duse), il 29 giugno il Festival ha abbracciato uno scenario diverso ed originale: un tendone da circo. Il 29 giugno debuttano infatti due spettacoli di produzione BSMT, "Assassins" e "Bernarda Alba", nel tendone del MagdaClan Circo montato nel Parco di Villa Angeletti, in quella zona della citta con una pessima reputazione piu comunemente nota come Bolognina che, almeno per quattro sere, e stata piu Broadway e meno Bronx. (more...)

Alice Ripley and More Featured on BUBBLE BOY Original Cast Recording; Preview 'Bring Back My Boy'!Alice Ripley and More Featured on BUBBLE BOY Original Cast Recording; Preview 'Bring Back My Boy'!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Ghostlight Records has announced the release of the Original Cast Recording of Bubble Boy, the new musical based on the 2001 cult classic film of the same name, in both digital and physical formats on Friday, July 28. (more...)

Jessica Molaskey's PORTRAITS OF JONI Album to Launch New Imprint Ghostlight DeluxeJessica Molaskey's PORTRAITS OF JONI Album to Launch New Imprint Ghostlight Deluxe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Ghostlight Records will launch a special new label imprint, Ghostlight Deluxe with the latest release from celebrated actress and singer JESSICA MOLASKEY, Portraits of Joni, on Friday, July 28. (more...)

Chinese-American Composer Daniel Walker's New Rock Musical QING CHENG/DARK CITY to Hit NYMFChinese-American Composer Daniel Walker's New Rock Musical QING CHENG/DARK CITY to Hit NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Chinese-American composer Daniel Walker's spellbinding new rock musical 'Qing Cheng/Dark City,' about the refugee experience in China, breaks free at this summer's NY Musical Theatre Festival. A modern fable seen through the eyes of a rootless young girl who finds sanctuary in a dangerous ghetto outside of Hong Kong, 'Qing Cheng/Dark City' is directed by Kirsten Sanderson and produced by Sabrina Zuo. (more...)

VIDEO: Audra McDonald, Martha Plimpton in Sensual New Trailer for HELLO AGAINVIDEO: Audra McDonald, Martha Plimpton in Sensual New Trailer for HELLO AGAIN
by Movies News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Below, check out an all-new steamy trailer for HELLO AGAIN, starring six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald. (more...)

DTC Awarded $30k from National Endowment for the ArtsDTC Awarded $30k from National Endowment for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects across the country in the NEA's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $30,000 to Dallas Theater Center (DTC) to support the upcoming world-premiere production of Hood: The Robin Hood Musical Adventure. The NEA received 1,728 Art Works applications and will make 1,029 grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Solea Pfeiffer and More Set for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood BowlCarmen Cusack, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Solea Pfeiffer and More Set for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl has announced the cast and creative team for a benefit performance of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine. (more...)

Max von Essen Joins Starry, Sold-Out Benefit HOLLYWOOD NURSESMax von Essen Joins Starry, Sold-Out Benefit HOLLYWOOD NURSES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

It was announced that Tony nominee Max von Essen (An American in Paris, Evita, Les Mis) will play Dr.Brad/Kris in the sold out, one-night-only benefit reading of HOLLYWOOD NURSES, the new pulp comedy written by Sheila Head (Head Games, PBS's 'Cyberchase') and Peter Michael Marino (Desperately Seeking the Exit, Late with Lance!), and directed by Carl Andress (Die, Mommie, Die!, The Tribute Artist). Von Essen joins Golden Globe Award winner Kathleen Turner (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), Tony Award nominee Geneva Carr (Hand to God), Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita (Matilda) and Taylor Louderman (Kinky Boots). (more...)

Kokandy Productions' presents LITTLE FISH This SummerKokandy Productions' presents LITTLE FISH This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Kokandy Productions is pleased to present the Chicago premiere of Michael John LaChiusa's LITTLE FISH, an oblique parable for urban life after the attacks of September 11th, directed by Producing Artistic Director Allison Hendrix with music direction by Kory Danielson and choreography by Kasey Alfonso, playing July 9 - August 20, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets for LITTLE FISH are currently available at www.kokandyproductions.com, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening is Saturday, July 15 at 8 pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Audra McDonald Transforms to Pop Diva in HELLO AGAIN Music VideoVIDEO: Audra McDonald Transforms to Pop Diva in HELLO AGAIN Music Video
by Movies News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald is transformed into a pop diva in the new music video for the song “Beyond the Moon,” from the upcoming film HELLO AGAIN. The song was written specifically for McDonald for the film (more...)

Broadway Records to Release 'Beyond the Moon' Performed by Audra McDonald from HELLO AGAIN TomorrowBroadway Records to Release 'Beyond the Moon' Performed by Audra McDonald from HELLO AGAIN Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

SPEAKproductions, in association with TBD Productions & Martian Entertainment, have announced today that their film adaptation of Michael John LaChiusa's musical HELLO AGAIN will launch with the June 2nd release of "Beyond the Moon." (more...)

IN THE WORKS A New Monthly Series Opens Sunday 6/18 at The DuplexIN THE WORKS A New Monthly Series Opens Sunday 6/18 at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

On Sunday June 18th at 9:30pm, Honeck-Moss Productions is proud to present 'In The Works.'  This exciting monthly series was conceived as an opportunity for composers to try out new work in front of an audience and see how it plays in a supportive environment.  It is also an opportunity to create community among the composers and their performers. (more...)

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